Rubik’s Cube and record books: This three-and-a-half-year-old from Kerala has her eyes sethttps://indianexpress.com/article/education/rubiks-cube-and-record-books-three-and-a-half-year-old-from-kerala-niah-sanjith-has-her-eyes-set-5576229/

# Rubik’s Cube and record books: This three-and-a-half-year-old from Kerala has her eyes set

## Niah Sanjith from Kerala can solve different variants of Rubik's Cube puzzle in two minutes. Give her the 2x2, the 3x3 or the Pyraminx, and she will hand you back perfectly-solved cubes in record time

She can’t really tell between left and right, but three-and-a-half-year-old Niah Sanjith from Kerala can solve different variants of Rubik’s Cube puzzle in two minutes. Give her the 2×2, the 3×3 or the Pyraminx, and she will hand you back perfectly-solved cubes in record time.

She has this almost strange logic to solving them, furiously twirling and rotating the cubes, her eyes fixed on the patterns until she gets uniform colours on all sides. Her mother, Tixy, a former veterinary doctor, hasn’t quite gotten the hang of how her prodigal daughter does it, but she knows Niah has it in her to enter the record books.

“I think it’s some kind of instinct. Because to solve the cube, either you use a particular logic or a specific algorithm. In this case, to use the algorithm, she needs to know left and right. But she doesn’t know that. I think she has her own technique, which she repeats, then recalls and eventually finds a pattern,” Tixy Sanjith told the Indian Express over phone from Alappuzha.

Niah, born in July 2015, first took to card games and board games when kids older to her from neighbouring houses brought them. Eventually, even before she had turned two, she would bring the Rubik’s Cube to her mother asking the latter to teach her to solve it.